How to Refinish a Vintage Dresser Into a Modern Masterpiece
So, as you know, I'm in love with vintage pieces and mixing them with modern decor. There's something to be said about having a little pieces of history in your space. It somehow makes it more unique, more you, and gives your space personality. It's something that someone else can't just hop online and buy.
I was extremely close to my great grandparents growing up. A few years ago, they passed away. When they left, they handed down some pieces to me that are so special. They are elements in the room that are a conversation starter. They make me smile and happy to see whenever I walk into the room.
My great grandfather had a his dresser that was given to us. I loved it, but mahogany isn't really the aesthetic that I'm going for in the house. We are using walnuts and oak woods so, I wanted to switch this dresser up.
Follow along for the steps as to how I turned the outdated mahogany dresser into a modern masterpiece!
1. Clean the Dresser
Make sure the dresser is clean and good to go!
2. Take off the hardware
Use a drill or a screwdriver to take off the hardware.
3. Strip the Dresser
Use a sand/paint striper. Follow the directions as to how to apply and how long to leave on for. I used a paint brush to apply even strokes in just one direction. Leave on for 15 minutes and wipe off.